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Meadow Vista man dies in Highway 89 crash near Truckee

A Meadow Vista man died Saturday in a single-vehicle crash into a tree near Truckee, the California Highway Patrol said Monday. Killed in the crash was 64-year-old Steven Metzgar, ...

Manslaughter suspect in two boat-crash deaths awaits first court date

AUBURN CA - An Auburn man arrested after a boat crash that left two dead has had his first court date pushed back. Jeffrey Joel Sandow, 54, was initially slated to appear in a Yuba ...

Mother of Highway 193 crash victim pleads for safer Cool-Georgetown road

AUBURN CA - A woman whose body was found days after her car went off Highway 193 in Cool and crashed down an embankment was remembered Wednesday as a sweet, honest and humor-filled ...

Bail increased for alleged I-80 fatal hit-and-run driver

AUBURN CA - The family of Interstate-80 hit-and-run victim Dave Robinson Jr., sat strong through the arraignment Tuesday in a North Auburn courtroom of the man accused of fleeing t ...

Driver killed in Indian Hill Road crash ID'd as Newcastle man

AUBURN CA - The Placer County Coroner’s Office released the identity Thursday of the driver of a car killed in a collision Wednesday morning on Indian Hill Road in Newcastle. The ...

Lake of Pines fatal stabbing case reaches court

AUBURN CA - A Petaluma man was to make another appearance in Nevada County Superior Court on Monday in connection with a fatal stabbing in Lake of the Pines. Branden Riddle-Terrel, ...

Victim, suspect in Lake of the Pines fatal stabbing were friends

AUBURN - In and around Lake of the Pines, Ryan Roth and Branden Riddle-Terrel were seen as friends. But in the early morning hours of this past Thursday, that friendship veered tr ...

New Year’s warning from Loomis family touched by tragedy: Don’t drink and drive

AUBURN CA - With New Year’s Eve falling on a Saturday and some people getting Monday off, the odds of over-imbibing and getting behind the wheel during celebrations will increase ...

Foresthill Road crash victim was clear of alcohol, illegal drugs

AUBURN CA - Foresthill Road crash victim Edward Alvey’s system was clear of alcohol or illegal drugs, just-released toxicology tests show. Lab tests, which take three months or ...

Drugs, alcohol ruled out in Auburn woman’s I-80 crash death

An Auburn woman who was seen driving erratically on Interstate 80 before a crash took her life near Newcastle Aug. 18 has been cleared by blood tests of suspicion that she was driv ...

17-year-old suspected of DUI in Applegate crash that killed 3

Three men were killed and the juvenile driver is behind bars on suspicion of drunken driving after a car left an Applegate road and hit a tree late Thursday, the California Highway ...

Lucky’s grieving owner pleads to Placer supes for tighter vicious-dog rules

Placer County supervisors heard the heartbreak of the tragic loss of a beloved pet from a pitbull attack. And then they were asked Tuesday by the dog’s grieving owner to do some ...

Placer DA, courts put two highly charged fatal distracted-driving cases under microscope

The Placer County District Attorney’s Office is now focusing on two high-profile, distracted-driving crashes that left three people dead. After more than a year, the trial of a ...

Two horrific Auburn crashes in a week spur senior driving debate

How old is too old to drive? The issue of seniors and license restrictions for elderly drivers reared its head in Auburn again this past week with two horrific crashes days apart. ...

Fatal antifreeze poisoning report in Auburn being investigated

Cynthia Smith claimed she was attacked while on a walk on Auburn’s Edgewood Road by a man who forced antifreeze down her throat. Seven days later, the 36-year-old Citrus Heights ...